Driver Training

HMT: Bulk Transport

What is Bulk Packaging? The importance of following DOT regulations for transporting hazardous materials Types of bulk packaging and their characteristics DOT regulations for testing and inspecting bulk packaging before use Loading/Unloading Bulk Packaging Learn about specific procedures to be followed when loading or unloading hazardous materials. Monitoring the loading…

HMT: General Awareness

Hazardous Materials Regulations Purpose of Hazardous Materials Regulations General provisions in the regulations When a material is considered hazardous Job functions covered by the regulations Identifying Hazardous Materials How to use the Hazardous Materials Table Information that must be included in the shipping papers Driver responsibilities when transporting hazardous materials…

HMT: Non-Bulk Packaging

What is Non-Bulk Packaging? Basic overview of the regulations for transporting hazardous materials. Terms defined by Department of Transportation regulations The responsibility of the shipper Minimum requirements for complying with hazardous materials regulations Selecting Non-Bulk Packaging Learn how to use the Hazardous Materials Table to select the proper packaging for…

HMT: Safe Work Practices

Emergency Response Information critical for responding properly to a hazardous materials incident Ensuring that documentation for the shipment is readily available during transportation Alternative sources for emergency response information Incident Response & Reporting Responding to a hazardous material incident when loading, unloading, or in storage Cleaning up small spills of…

HMT: Safety Requirements for Drivers

Regulations Learn about regulations for safely transporting hazardous materials Licensing requirements Availability of the shipping papers Hazardous materials that always require placards Driving & Parking Learn about transporting hazardous materials over public roadways. Route limitations and permits Rules for attending and parking a motor vehicle Fire prevention Safe Driving Procedures…

HMT: Security Awareness

Overview A brief introduction to Department of Transportation requirements for addressing security concerns when handling or transporting hazardous materials. Improving transportation security through awareness Information that must be included in security plans The importance of keeping shipments in sight and under control Additional requirements for marine terminals Identifying Security Risks…

HMT: Shipping Requirements

What are Shipping Papers? The importance of shipping papers When shipping papers must be included with a shipment Shipper’s responsibility in preparing the shipping papers Preparing the Shipping Papers Learn about locating information in the Hazardous Materials Table necessary for the shipping papers. Basic description of the hazardous material Specific…

PACE Behavioral Driving Large Vehicles

Introduction The three elements of traffic The at-risk behaviors that can cause collisions The best way to avoid collisions by using the four components of the PACE Behavioral Driving system Plan How to ensure that you are mentally and physically prepared to begin the trip How to make sure that…

Decision Driving® – Truck*

The Positive Approach to Safe Driving The cost of vehicle crashes The most common types of vehicle crashes The importance of your senses in driving The elements of Decision Driving® Expand Your Look Ahead Capacity The importance of seeing further into your intended path The consequences of low aim steering…

PACE Behavioral Driving – Small Vehicles

Introduction The three elements of traffic The at-risk behaviors that can cause collisions The best way to avoid collisions by using the four components of the PACE Behavioral Driving system Plan How to ensure that you are mentally and physically prepared to begin the trip How to make sure that…

Decision Driving®*

The Positive Approach to Driving Accident statistics Driving Skills Expanding Your Look Ahead Capacity Field of vision Steering path Driving situations Sizing Up the Whole Scene Awareness Techniques Signal Intentions Early Signaling Safe driving habits Plan an Escape Route Decision space Safe following distance Braking distance Timed interval rule Passing…

Road Rage

What It Is & Why It Happens What is road rage, Who is affected by road rage What are the factors in the increase of road rage How your emotions, behavior and the decisions you make can influence road rage Behaviors to Avoid The importance of using proper driving techniques…

DOT: Driver Logs

The 11 hour, 14 hour and 60/70 rules and exemptions How to properly track times with standardized driver logs Violations that can restrict drivers from work duty

Street Smart: Driving Skills

Why Safe Driving is Important Learn the most common causes of traffic death and injuries The importance of wearing seat belts How alcohol and drugs affect your driving The consequences of excessive speeds Your Responsibility for Safe Driving Making the right driving decisions Knowing your vehicles capabilities and operating characteristics…

DOT: Driver Qualifications

Federal laws regarding investigation and qualification files In depth information explaining the requirements of each file Federal standards for drivers including age limits, licenses, medical exams, road tests, and the ability to speak/understand English

DOT: Drug & Alcohol Testing

Complies with DOT 49 CFR Part 40 Mandatory Testing Learn when testing needs to occur, including pre-employment, random, post accident, reasonable suspicion, return to duty, and follow-up testing Why testing for alcohol and other drugs is required for transportation workers Importance of maintaining a drug and alcohol free workplace Supervisor…

DOT: Pre and Post Trip Inspections

Vehicle overview Does the truck lean to one side? This could mean that the vehicle has a flat tire or that cargo has shifted Is there an oil, coolant, or fuel leak underneath? Is the truck’s path free of hazards and obstacles such as other vehicles, posts, low-hanging wires, or…

DOT/CSA: Profiled in Safety

Introduction to CSA What CSA is The scope and purpose of CSA The tools CSA uses to accomplish its objective CSMS Measurement What data is used The seven BASICS How violations are weighted CSMS Evalution Percentile rankings Intervention thresholds The SMS website CSMS Interventions What an intervention is The three…

Driver Awareness: 15-Passenger Van Safety

Techniques for driving a 15-passenger van Characteristics of 15 passenger vans How center of gravity affects driving How passenger number and placement affect vehicle stability Safety steps to take before beginning any trip with a 15-passenger van Conducting a pre-trip inspection Tire maintenance Adjusting mirrors Wearing seatbelts Driver Safety Speed…